Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

Many Undulating Things + Q&A

Location Regent Street Cinema, Director Bo Wang, Pan Lu, Country USA, South Korea, Hong Kong, Duration 126, Previous Festivals & Awards Visions du Reel 2019, Date Event has passed

A rich and expansive film essay in many forms, Many Undulating Things explores contemporary Hong Kong through its history of urban change. Formerly a British colony and now a Special Administration Region in China, Hong Kong has been passed back and forth between imperial powers of East and West for centuries. Through a forensic examination of its unique urban topography, filmmakers Bo Wang and Pan Lu shift the form of their film to draw connections across time, finding in the ghost houses, shopping malls, convention centres and skyscrapers of the capitalist present remnants and residues of a colonial past.

In partnership with The Essay Film Festival

UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A with co-director Bo Wang, hosted by Matthew Barrington, Manager of the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image.

Read an essay on Many Undulating Things by Steffanie Ling